While the crowning achievement of the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season was Jimmie Johnson capturing his sixth Cup championship, that impressive accomplishment wasn't the only notable feat that took place on the track.
Anyone renewing Sept. SYLVANIA 300 2014 tickets for next year by Dec. 16 will be automatically entered into a drawing for numerous perks, including the grand prize: a 2014 Polaris Sportsman 550 ATV.
Senior Account Executive Jeff Tagliaferro, who started at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in June of 2012, has been nominated as the speedway's 2013 Salesperson of the Year.
Jimmie Johnson won his sixth championship on Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway, culminating a terrific season that leaves him atop the Magic Mile Power Rankings to close out the 2013 season.
Jimmie Johnson left no doubt in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway, running up front for most of the event and finishing ninth to easily secure his sixth championship at NASCAR's premier level.
Martin embarked on a potential last hurrah in what's sure to be a slam-dunk Hall of Fame career. It clearly didn't go as well as he'd hoped -- he finished 19th after starting 22nd in the season-ending Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
Travis Pastrana said he will not return to NASCAR racing in 2014, citing a lack of sponsorship, sup-par results and a wish to spend time with his family as his reasons for leaving the sport.
With his win on Sunday, Kevin Harvick remains in contention for his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship, and equals the win totals of points leader Jimmie Johnson and second-place Matt Kenseth, who also each have two wins in the Chase.
Kevin Harvick took advantage of Carl Edwards's fuel shortage to win his fourth race of the season in Sunday's AdvoCare 500 at Phoenix International Raceway, keeping alive his faint hopes of winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship.
There are just two races left in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, and the Granite Stripe is ready for the homestretch! Check out all the pre-race coverage for the AdvoCare 500 from the NHMS.com team. The race be broadcast on ESPN with coverage beginning at 3 p.m. ET on Sunday.
With those Jimmie Johnson and Matt Kenseth firmly entrenched in a head-to-head battle for the championship, it's a good time to lay to rest those that won't be raising the Sprint Cup Trophy.
Well, it's officially a two-horse race now. And depending on your perspective, the NASCAR Sprint Cup championship might be all but settled, as Jimmie Johnson dominated Sunday night's race at Texas Motor Speedway and put seven points between himself and Matt Kenseth
Serving as a court appointed special advocate for the last decade, Lisa Hall of Bedford, N.H., is one of four finalists for the third annual Betty Jane Humanitarian Award, given to one dedicated NASCAR fan who has made a profound impact on children in their local community.
The speed in Jimmie Johnson's No. 48 Chevrolet was positively jaw-dropping. Able to pull away from his pursuers with apparent ease, Johnson finished three positions ahead of Matt Kenseth in Sunday's AAA Texas 500, breaking a tie for the lead in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup.
Matt Kenseth and Jimmie Johnson are deadlocked in a tie atop the Sprint Cup Series standings with just three races to go. The Granite Stripe previews which driver has the upper hand going into the AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. The race goes green Sunday at 3 p.m. ET on ESPN.
Who is Mr. Martinsville now? Jeff Gordon once appeared to own sole possession of that title, but he ceded it to Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jimmie Johnson several years ago. Gordon took a large step toward reclaiming it Sunday.
It was only a matter of time. Jeff Gordon finally broke into the win column on Sunday, and it couldn't have come at a better time, as the four-time Sprint Cup Series champion moved within 28 points of co-leaders Matt Kenseth and Jimmie Johnson for the points lead.
With just four races left in 2013, the Sprint Cup Trophy looks like Jimmie Johnson's to lose as he heads to a track where he's been dominant. The Granite Stripe looks at who might be able to unseat the points leader at Martinsville. The race goes green at 2 p.m. on Sunday on ESPN.
Jamie McMurray won the race and Jimmie Johnson overtook Matt Kenseth for the points lead. But after six races in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship, who has the lead in the Magic Mile Power Rankings?
In a race dominated early by Matt Kenseth and later by fellow title contenders Jimmie Johnson and Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jamie McMurray got to the front at the right time, led the last 15 laps and grabbed victory in Sunday's Camping World RV Sales 500 at Talladega Superspeedway.
The Granite Stripe knows that the wildness of Talladega will go a long way toward determining this year's Sprint Cup champion. Check out this week's blogs along with the broadcast and podcast, and watch the race on ESPN at 2 p.m. on Sunday.
Brad Keselowski played the part of spoiler, winning Saturday night's race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. But with Matt Kenseth and Jimmie Johnson each earning top-fives, will there be a new pilot atop the Magic Mile Power Rankings?
The Chase for the Sprint Cup has run five races, which means that there are five more to go before the Sprint Cup champion is crowned at Homestead-Miami Speedway. It also means that about half of the Chase drivers have at some point or another been unofficially eliminated from the Chase.
Brad Keselowski didn't lead many laps Saturday at Charlotte Motor Speedway, but he was out front for the important ones. Keselowski outlasted the competition to win the Bank of America 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup race, the first win of 2013 for the reigning NASCAR champion.
Absent from the Magic Mile since 2011, the 175-lap NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event will run on Saturday, Sept. 20, the day before the running of the SYLVANIA 300 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship event.
With a dominant performance on Sunday, Kevin Harvick has put himself into the mix for the championship, winning at Kansas Speedway and climbing within 25 points of Matt Kenseth for the points lead.
Kevin Harvick crashed the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup party. Kyle Busch simply crashed -- at a track that continues to bedevil him. And with a bizarre power failure in the last two laps, Jimmie Johnson failed to cash in decisively on Matt Kenseth's skittishness.
Matt Kenseth heads to Kansas, where he has won two consecutive races, with an eight-point lead over Jimmie Johnson in the Chase for the Sprint Cup. The Granite Stripe at NHMS previews the race, which will be on ESPN at 2 p.m. ET on Sunday.
A total of $305,620 was generated over the three-day NASCAR race weekend for local non-profit organizations and the New Hampshire Chapter of the Speedway Children's Charities.
Mr. Five-Time himself made sure this year's championship wouldn't be a runaway for Kenseth, as Jimmie Johnson dominated Sunday's race at The Monster Mile. But was it enough to take over the top spot in the Magic Mile Power Rankings?
Jimmie Johnson's run toward a possible sixth Sprint Cup championship shifted into high gear Sunday at Dover. On two fresh tires to polesitter Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s four, Johnson held off his Hendrick Motorsports teammate during a 26-lap green-flag run to the finish of the AAA 400
The NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup Series heated up last week at NHMS. With the Chase headed through Dover this weekend, the Granite Stripe recaps the SYLVANIA 300 and previews the upcoming AAA 400. The race will be on ESPN at 2 p.m. ET.
It's hard to believe that the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship has already rolled into the Granite State's Magic Mile, but what a race it was with Matt Kenseth winning his seventh race of the season and his second straight to begin the 10th anniversary of the Chase.
Matt Kenseth cruised into the history books in Sunday's SYLVANIA 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, becoming the 12th different Cup driver to win a race at NHMS and joining Richard Petty as the only driver to ever win his 500th-career start.
New Hampshire Motor Speedway officials are expecting a capacity crowd for Sunday's SYLVANIA 300, the second race in NASCAR's Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.
Todd Szegedy used an aggressive dive to the inside to move past Donny Lia to win Saturday's F.W. Webb 100 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Ryan Newman rocketed around the 1.058-mile oval at a speed of 136.497 mph (27.904 seconds), breaking Brad Keselowski's record of 135.922 mph (28.022 seconds), putting him at the front of the starting grid for Sunday's SYLVANIA 300.
With the recent developments regarding Michael Waltrip Racing, Clint Bowyer will not appear at tonight's WOKQ FanFest. Joey Logano is still scheduled to appear at 7:30 p.m.
Joey Logano, who is in his first season with Penske Racing, will answer questions from hosts Jose Castillo and Mark Ericson on the FanFest stage at 7:30 p.m. Admission to all events, including FanFest, on Thursday, Sept. 19, is completely free of charge.
Matt Kenseth picked up his sixth win of the season, improving his lead in the Chase to eight points over Kyle Busch, who also sits in second place behind Kenseth in this week's Magic Mile Power Rankings.
The rich got richer. Matt Kenseth, the top seed in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, added to his advantage in Sunday's rain-interrupted GEICO 400 at Chicagoland Speedway.
Bowyer, who is in his second season with Michael Waltrip Racing, will answer questions from hosts Jose Castillo and Mark Ericson on the FanFest stage at 7 p.m. Admission to all events, including FanFest, on Thursday, Sept. 20, is completely free of charge.
The Granite Stripe is ready for the Chase! The podcast goes in-depth on the controversy surrounding Richmond and previews every Chase driver, and the blog takes a look at NASCAR President Mike Helton's statements about the penalties toward Michael Waltrip Racing.
Following a comprehensive review of all available audio and video communications from last Saturday night's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Richmond International Raceway, NASCAR announced two teams will be on probation and Jeff Gordon will be a 13th driver in the Chase.
Joey Logano visited Pease Air National Guard Base in Newington, N.H., on Wednesday as part of NASCAR's "Chase Across America." New Hampshire Motor Speedway will host the SYLVANIA 300, the second race in the Chase, on Sunday, Sept. 22.
The news has travelled from Charlotte to Loudon to Sonoma and every NASCAR fan base in between: Martin Truex Jr. is out of the Chase and Ryan Newman is in. NASCAR made the decision to penalize Michael Waltrip Racing as a whole, and Truex Jr. and his No. 56 team took the fall.
The point total for the No. 56 car driven by Martin Truex Jr. is reduced to 691, putting him in 17th position and eliminating him from the second Wild Card berth for the Chase field. Ryan Newman, driver of the No. 39 car, now moves up into the Chase as the second Wild Card participant.
Richard Childress Racing has signed Ryan Newman to drive the No. 31 Caterpillar Chevrolet SS in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series starting in 2014. Newman, 35, is a 17-time NSCS race winner with 50 pole awards to his credit; and is the 2008 Daytona 500 and 2013 Brickyard 400 champion.
It was Clint Bowyer who spun with seven laps left in Saturday night's Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway, but the fortunes of four other drivers turned on a dime with that turn of events.
Clint Bowyer scaled a rock wall with fans, pulled a 7,500-pound engraved granite block out of a quarry and took Governor Maggie Hassan for a burnout as they celebrated what Hassan proclaimed as "Rockin' with Clint Day" across the Granite State on Thursday.
The New Hampshire Lottery and the New Hampshire Motor Speedway have partnered to launch a 'Hero in Your Life' essay contest for children. Students in kindergarten through sixth grade can write an essay of up to 250 words on their hero. Teachers can assist their students.
Richard Childress Racing cancelled a test session at New Hampshire Motor Speedway scheduled for Sept. 3 due to the weather forecast. There is no current plan to make up the test date at this time.
Kyle Busch proved emphatically Sunday night that he knows what to do with a lead when he gets it. By the time he grabbed the top spot at Atlanta Motor Speedway for the first time, however, the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup picture had changed dramatically.
On Thursday, any fan making their way to the McAuliffe Discovery Center in Concord, N.H., will have an opportunity to see two-time New Hampshire Motor Speedway winner Clint Bowyer teach Gov. Maggie Hassan how to burn rubber.
With just two races left before the Chase field is set, the Granite Stripe gets ready for the Labor Day Weekend race at Atlanta Motor Speedway with the broadcast, podcast, and fantasy preview.
Kurt Busch is back. The 2004 champion of NASCAR's top series is returning to a premier organization, this time with a Stewart-Haas Racing team that won the 2011 championship.
We've seen this script before, Matt Kenseth holding off Kasey Kahne in the closing laps of a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race. It happened in March at Las Vegas. It happened in April at Kansas. And it happened again in Saturday's Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway.
The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series heads to Thunder Valley in Bristol, Tenn. for on Saturday night (7:30 p.m. ET, ABC) and the Granite Stripe is ready to watch the cars trade some paint. Check out the broadcast, podcast and set your fantasy lineup with the help of our experts.
Michael Waltrip Racing announced Monday that Brian Vickers will drive the team's No. 55 Toyota in 12 of the 13 remaining races remaining. The announcement follows the mutual decision by MWR and Aaron's Inc. to grant Mark Martin an early release, enabling him to replace the injured Tony Stewart.
Add another name to the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup conversation. Joey Logano started Sunday's Pure Michigan 400 from the Coors Light Pole, and after a convoluted mix of strategy and racing incidents, it was Logano who claimed the victory.
The Granite Stripe gives an in-depth look at the state of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series as it heads to Michigan International Speedway. Check out the broadcast, podcast, fantasy preview and thoughts from the blog.
Brian Vickers will race full time in the Sprint Cup Series again, and he'll be one of the rare drivers in NASCAR's premier series with a full-time sponsor.
The third time may have been the charm for Kyle Busch, but it was a jinx for pole-winner Marcos Ambrose. Having surrendered the lead late in the last two NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Watkins Glen International, Busch reversed the trend Sunday in winning the Cheez-It 355.
Calling all NASCAR Fans! When you take a corner at the grocery store, does the cart go up on two wheels? Is your dog's name "Loudon"? When you change your tires, do you aim for record pit stop time? If so, you might qualify as the Ultimate SYLVANIA 300 fan.
Taking advantage of a caution, Kasey Kahne buried his car into Turn 1 with two laps left and grabbed a win from Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jeff Gordon in Sunday's GoBowling.com 400 at Pocono Raceway.
The Granite Stripe recapped Ryan Newman's milestone win at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and also previewed the upcoming GoBowling.com 400 at Pocono Raceway
The Rocketman has yet to land with a new organization. The historic win at the Brickyard proves that he deserves to remain with a prominent organization, but there seem to be very few suitors for his services.
Ryan Newman, now a job seeker, couldn't have added a more important or timely accomplishment to his resume. Taking advantage of an uncharacteristic glitch on pit road on the part of Jimmie Johnson's No. 48 team, Newman grabbed the lead during a long cycle of late green-flag pit stops and held on to win.
Between the help of volunteer organizations and the events put on by the New Hampshire Chapter of Speedway Children's Charities, a total of $289,507 was generated over the four-day race weekend.
The Granite Stripe has a full preview of Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, complete with the broadcast, podcast, and fantasy preview.
Brian Vickers win on Sunday was more than just a driver taking the checkered flag. It was a validation of his perseverance, not only at a professional level, but more so at a personal level.
Brian Vickers used some bad luck by Tony Stewart and a strong Toyota Camry to win his first-career race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Sunday's Camping World RV Sales 301.
Kyle Busch led 141 of the 213 laps in Saturday's CNBC Prime's "The Profit" 200 for his fourth NASCAR Nationwide Series victory in his last five starts at the Magic Mile.
With 27 lead changes, Saturday's Town Fair Tire 100 came down to the final lap. And it was Doug Coby who held on to take the checkered flag for his eighth-career win and second straight at the Magic Mile.
The Granite Stripe previews the Sunday afternoon race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway with the broadcast, podcast and fantasy picks.
Brad Keselowski may have set the new NASCAR Sprint Cup Series qualifying record, but there were eight more drivers that set faster times than the old record laid down by Ryan Newman in 2011 heading into Sunday's Camping World RV Sales 301.
Jimmy Blewett laid down a great time in NASCAR Whelen Modified Series qualifying on Friday, but a gaffe in Turn 2 sent him spinning into the wall and to the back of the field for Saturday's Town Fair Tire 100.
New Hampshire Motor Speedway officials announced that NASCAR Nationwide Series drivers Austin Dillon and Sam Hornish Jr. will sit down with Mark and 2K of WOKQ's "Morning Waking Crew" during the annual free WOKQ FanFest on Thursday, July 11 at 7:45 p.m.
The racing kicks off Thursday with the Global RallyCross Championship and carries straight through Sunday with the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. To get ready for the on-track action, let's take a look at the four races we have running this weekend.
Hendrick Motorsports has made a $5,000 donation to assist NHMS in hosting first responders and their families during the NASCAR weekend. The donation was made in memory of Sean Collier, the MIT police officer who was killed April 18 during the Boston Marathon bombing.
It's hard to have a hands-down, class-of-the field car in a restrictor-plate race, but don't tell Jimmie Johnson, who dominated at Daytona Saturday night in uncharacteristically decisive fashion.
The Granite Stripe prepares for the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway. It is the final race before New Hampshire Motor Speedway gets in on the 2013 season!
New Hampshire Motor Speedway officials announced that "The Profit," a groundbreaking new television reality series that debuts July 30 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CNBC, will be the title sponsor of the CNBC Prime's "The Profit" 200 NASCAR Nationwide Series race Saturday, July 13.
Partnering with the nation's largest retailer of recreational vehicles, New Hampshire Motor Speedway officials announced today that Camping World will be the title sponsor of the track's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race on Sunday, July 14.
About the only thing that could cast a cloud over Matt Kenseth's fourth victory of the season was the hard hit Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Denny Hamlin suffered in Sunday's Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway, a race postponed from Saturday because of rain.
New England is well-versed in celebrating victory, with four storied sports teams bringing home trophy after trophy. But there are also champions in our everyday lives; ordinary people who do extraordinary things. That was the message at the Champions Lunch in Boston, hosted by Jimmie Johnson.
For Martin Truex Jr., a welcome oasis called Sonoma Raceway at long last ended one of the longest droughts in NASCAR racing. With a convincing victory in Sunday's Toyota Save Mart 350, Truex ended a winless streak of 218 races.
The very popular Global RallyCross Championship will makes its return to New Hampshire Motor Speedway for the SYLVANIA SilverStar zXe GRC race on Thursday, July 11 at 5:30 p.m.
The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series visits Michigan International Speedway on Sunday, and the Granite Stripe will get you ready for the green flag.
Two-time NASCAR Nationwide Series champion and Sprint Cup Series winner Martin Truex Jr. will hold a 15-minute Q&A session with fans before the July 14 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Connecticut native, Ryan Preece, will make his NASCAR Nationwide Series debut at NHMS in the July 13 New England 200.
New England native Parker Kligerman and Alex Bowman made pit stops across Portland, Maine, on Tuesday in preparation for the New England 200 at New Hamsphire Motor Speedway on July 13.
A week after a penalty for jumping the final restart at Dover knocked Johnson out of a near-certain victory, Johnson absolutely scorched the field in Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Party in the Poconos 400, beating Greg Biffle to the finish line by 1.208 seconds.
The Granite Stripe prepares for this weekend's Party in the Poconos 400 with the broadcast, podcast and blog coverage. The race will be on TNT at 1 p.m. on Sunday.
We all knew this day would come, didn't we? The day when three-time Sprint Cup Champion Tony Stewart quit sputtering around the track in 20-something place and won a race.
Tony Stewart picked up a huge win on Sunday at Dover International Speedway, but was it enough for Smoke to move into the Magic Mile Power Rankings for the first time in 2013?
Beginning with a qualifying race that will determine the first four eligible drivers at Kentucky Speedway on June 28, the "Dash 4 Cash" will follow with a series of four races - Daytona, New Hampshire, Chicagoland and Indianapolis – that will reward drivers four $100,000 payouts.
A penalty to Jimmie Johnson was all Tony Stewart needed to break out of a four-month slump.After Johnson was assessed a drive-through penalty for jumping the final restart, Stewart passed Juan Pablo Montoya on Lap 398 of 400 to win
Defending SYLVANIA 300 winner Denny Hamlin will be a part of a four-driver autograph session on July 12 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Matt Kenseth, Kevin Harvick and Casey Mears will join Hamlin in the Display Lot from 5:30-6:15 p.m.
The Granite Stripe has a full preview for Sunday's race at Dover International Speedway. Watch the broadcast, listen to the podcast and catch up on the latest news in preparation for the FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks.
After 389 laps in NASCAR's motorsports marathon, the 54th running of the Sunday night's Coca-Cola 600 Sunday at Charlotte Motor Speedway came down to an 11-lap shootout -- and Kevin Harvick won it.
The Granite Stripe prepares for the biggest race weekend of the year with the Broadcast and Podcast and makes its picks for NASCAR's longest race of the season.
NASCAR announced today the inductees who will comprise the 2014 class of the NASCAR Hall of Fame. The five-person group - the fifth in NASCAR Hall of Fame history - consists of Tim Flock, Jack Ingram, Dale Jarrett, Maurice Petty and Fireball Roberts.
The Busch Brothers won the first four segments of Saturday night's NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway, but Jimmie Johnson took the one the counted -- the 10-lap dash to the finish -- and continued to build his legacy, not to mention his bank account.
The hosts of the Granite Stripe Broadcast and Podcast preview the Sprint All-Star Race. The Saturday night event will be broadcast on SPEED at 7:30 p.m. ET.
The sounds were unmistakable. The roar of engines could be heard all around. Six of the best drivers in the sport were behind the wheel of their Sprint Cup cars on Tuesday and Wednesday, logging laps around the "Magic Mile." The cars weren't the highly polished beasts we see every weekend, but they were fast...really fast.
Moose Head Maniacs: May 2013
While visiting NHMS for a Goodyear Tire Test, Clint Bowyer and Jeff Burton met up with Dick Berggren to provide a Tuesday evening Q+A with fans.
One area on which fans do agree is that Busch was himself on the move at Darlington. His supporters love him for his aggressive style. His detractors hate him for the same reason. Whether or not contact was made, that aggressive move was a signature one for Busch.
Unsinkable Matt Kenseth capped a banner week for unsinkable Joe Gibbs Racing with a victory in Saturday night's Bojangles' Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway with a substitute crew chief on his pit box -- the unsinkable Wally Brown.
Each week, the Granite Stripe gets fans ready for the upcoming race. In this week's preview, the hosts take a look at the Darlington favorites in the broadcast and podcast, power rank the hottest drivers and give a fantasy NASCAR run down.
In one of the craziest races in recent memory, an unlikely hero drove out of Talladega Superspeedway with a victory on Sunday. Will there be a new driver atop the MMPR or was Jimmie Johnson's top-five enough to keep on top for a third straight week?
In the type of stunning victory that has typified racing at Talladega Superspeedway since its inception, David Ragan led an extraordinary 1-2 finish for Front Row Motorsports, which had never won a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race before Sunday.
The Magic Mile will once again host Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company's tire test on May 14 and 15. Jeff Gordon, Matt Kenseth, Joey Logano, Jeff Burton, Clint Bowyer and Dave Blaney will each turn laps at the 1.058-mile oval.
Get ready for the Aaron's 499 at Talladega Superspeedway with help from the Granite Stripe. Watch the broadcast, listen to the podcast and set your fantasy lineups before this weekend's big race.
Kevin Harvick sped away on fresh tires to win Saturday night's Toyota Owners 400 in a green-white-checkered finish at Richmond International Raceway, leaving a group of drivers with widely divergent emotions in his wake.
Get ready for Richmond International Raceway's Toyota Owners 400 on Saturday night. The Granite Stripe has full coverage from the broadcast/podcast to fantasy selections to current power rankings.
Penalties have been handed down to the No. 20 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series team as a result of rule violations discovered in the post-race engine inspection April 23 at the NASCAR Research and Development Center.
NASCAR announced today that the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will implement the group-based road course qualifying procedure used in NASCAR Nationwide and NASCAR Touring Series competition during its road-course events at Sonoma Raceway and Watkins Glen International
Matt Kenseth likened his victory in the STP 400 to a game of musical chairs -- you had to be leading when the music stopped.
The Granite Stripe wants to get you prepared for this weekend's STP 400 at Kansas Speedway. Check out the broadcast, podcast, fantasy preview and debate the current power rankings.
Moose Head Maniacs: April 2013
Penalties have been handed down to three NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teams following last Saturday's race at Texas Motor Speedway. The No. 2, 22 and 56 all received punishment for inspection failures.
The record book will say that Kyle Busch won the NRA 500 on Saturday night. If truth be known, Busch started the process on Friday afternoon and applied the coup de grace with 20 laps left on Saturday evening.
The Granite Stripe carries the storylines out of Martinsville in preparation for the NRA 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. Podcast, broadcast, power rankings and fantasy picks - take a look at the full preview.
On Wednesday, Speedway Motorsports, Inc. Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board O. Bruton Smith was named one of five newcomers for the 25 nominees for the NASCAR Hall of Fame Class of 2014.
In this past Sunday's race at Martinsville Speedway, Dale Earnhardt Jr. went for a spin, and when the field came back around as he was re-firing, race leader and teammate Jimmie Johnson pulled by him.
Leading 346 of 500 laps in Sunday's STP Gas Booster 500 at Martinsville Speedway, Johnson racked up his eighth NASCAR Sprint Cup Series win at the .526-mile short track and the 62nd win of his career.
After a break for Easter, NASCAR is back and the Granite Stripe has a full preview of the Sprint Cup Series as it heads to Martinsville Speedway.
The Granite Stripe takes a look at where the Sprint Cup Series drivers stand in the early going. Some have performed above expectations; some have picked up their success where they left off in 2012; some are starting to look a lap or two off the pace.
Whitney Doucet (above), 22, was named the overall winner, while a pair of Carolines - Burns (13) and Portu (18) - also earned spots to sing at one of this summer's NASCAR events at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Mark Martin will replace Denny Hamlin in the No. 11 Toyota during Hamlin’s recovery from a back injury, according to a news release provided by the Joe Gibbs Racing team Thursday.
Moose Head Maniacs: March 2013
Denny Hamlin, winner of last year's SYLVANIA 300 Chase race at the Magic Mile last September, will be out at least six weeks with a L1 compression fracture in his lower back.
Denny Hamlin and Joey Logano knocked each other off the race track on the final lap of Sunday's Auto Club 400 -- allowing Kyle Busch to steal the win -- but it was Tony Stewart who left Auto Club Speedway fighting mad.
The Granite Stripe recaps Bristol and looks ahead to Fontana, Calif., in the broadcast and podcast. It also gives five drivers to watch this weekend and provides some suggestions for the fantasy NASCAR roster.
Kasey Kahne checked Bristol Motor Speedway off his bucket list, winning for the first time in 19 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series attempts after a heated duel with Brad Keselowski.
The Granite Stripe is ready for the first short track race of the season. Check out the Broadcast, Podcast, Power Rankings and Fantasy Preview, and make sure you know it all before the green flag waves at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Jimmie Johnson's reign atop the Magic Mile Power Rankings is over, for now, and there's a new pilot on the list who is hoping that his luck in Las Vegas was more than just a birthday present.
Matt Kenseth’s car was superb for the third time in three races this season. This time, the No. 20 team saw it pay off in the final standings. Kenseth piloted his Dollar General Toyota to a win Sunday in the Kobalt Tools 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
The Granite Stripe previews the Speedway Motorsports Inc.'s first race of the season, the Kobalt Tools 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Watch the broadcast, listen to the podcast and read the fantasy picks.
The new NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Gen-6 car prepares for its intermediate track debut as teams “rolled the dice” on various set ups during testing Thursday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
The number is 70 -- and no longer counting. As Denny Hamlin put it, Carl Edwards is “relevant again” after winning Sunday’s Subway Fresh Fit 500.
The Granite Stripe has a full preview of the Subway Fresh Fit 500 at Phoenix International Raceway. From the Broadcast to the Podcast to the Fantasy preview, the blog has everything to prepare for the second race of the season.
Jimmie Johnson pulled away from Brad Keselowski on a final restart with six laps remaining, then staved off the late charges of runner-up Dale Earnhardt Jr. and third-place Mark Martin to win the Great American Race.
The Granite Stripe, the official blog of New Hampshire Motor Speedway, has undergone a significant face lift in preparation for the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season. GraniteStripe.com, which is named after the Magic Mile’s signature start/finish line, is expanding to reach across multiple digital platforms.
Moose Head Maniacs: February 2013
To steal a page from Danica’s “drive to do something different”, New Hampshire Motor Speedway recently rolled out a sweetheart of a deal for those wanting to see all the action in-person at the Magic Mile this July.
The Granite Stripe gives a full preview of the Great American Race with its video Broadcast, audio Podcast, fantasy preview and picks to win the Daytona 500.
Danica Patrick made NASCAR history today during Coors Light Pole qualifying for the Daytona 500, becoming the first female driver to win a pole at NASCAR’s top level – the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.
Today in the Expo Center at the Radisson Hotel, New Hampshire Motor Speedway officials unveiled the “Toyota Wheel and Deal Pre-Race Show,” which will transform this summer’s frontstretch and pre-race stage into the world’s largest game show.
Fans are encouraged to attend a FREE Valentine’s Day event at the Radisson Hotel in Manchester, N.H. for a special presentation regarding the July 14 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series New Hampshire 300 pre-race show.
Rusty Wallace’s ability as a driver is unquestioned. He won 55 times – ninth most in NASCAR premier series history – during two decades against rivals named Bodine, Earnhardt, Elliott, Gordon, Jarrett, Labonte, Martin, Richmond and Waltrip.
After 23 hours, the 51st Rolex 24 at Daytona came down to the final few minutes, and it was NASCAR’s own Juan Pablo Montoya who delivered on the 3.56-mile Daytona International Speedway road course.
Faretra, who was hired as the communications manager at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in May, is finally making the pilgrimage to NASCAR's annual media tour in North Carolina. Is it what he envisioned?
New Hampshire Motor Speedway officials announced today the entitlement sponsorship extension of OSRAM SYLVANIA, which will keep the SYLVANIA 300 on the Magic Mile marquee for another five years.
Danica Patrick may not be at the front of the field very often during her first full campaign in the Sprint Cup Series. But given the results of recent testing at Daytona International Speedway, it’s not outlandish to think that the rookie could start there.
NASCAR and Sprint confirmed that fans will have a direct impact on several competition elements of the newly titled The Sprint Unlimited At Daytona, the 75-lap non-points race that opens the season.
It started as a “Decem-beard”. Now we are fully into “Janu-hairy” and I am still sporting some serious scruff.
Five “New” Things to Watch in NASCAR for 2013
Moose Head Maniacs: January 2013
NASCAR and HP today unveiled the new NASCAR Fan and Media Engagement Center presented by HP. This first-of-its-kind resource will enable NASCAR to better serve its industry, partners and fans.
New faces with new teams and new cars were on display during Day 1 of Preseason Thunder at Daytona, but one storyline dominated – the Gen-6 car is sleek and fast.
The deadline to renew tickets for the 2013 NASCAR season at New Hampshire Motor Speedway is only a few days away. Act before Jan. 15 to get exclusive discounted benefits.
New Hampshire Motor Speedway's Infield Care Center was given the "Above and Beyond Award" for its hard work, dedication and commitment throughout the 2012 season.
NHMS will get a tax break on future capital investments that could include repaving the raceway, a lighting system that would enable night racing and construction of a New England racing museum.